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Full text of "History Of Ancient India"

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This brought the situation home to Alexander, \expndtw14 10 exclaimed in utter dismay : "I have all along \expndtw2 en knocking at deaf ears. I am trying to rouse hearts \charscalex92\expndtw-1 at are \i disloyal and crushed with craven jears"\super z\nosupersub  \i0 He \charscalex100\expndtw7 en gave orders for retracing their steps homeward, \expndtw5 ms the cherished dreams of Alexander to found an \expndtw10 stern empire vanished, and that brilliant military \expndtw3 idet and the hero of a hundred fights had to give way}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li0\fi134\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-242\slmult0 \f2\fs20\i{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw5\f2\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 the fears of his troops, although such fears were \expndtw4 together foreign to his own indomitable nature. And \expndtw9 hen Diodoros Siculus informs us that the greatest \expndtw5 ition in India was the Gangaridai, "against whom \expndtw2 Iexander did not undertake an expedition, being deter-\expndtw3 d by the multitude of their elephants/'\super 4\nosupersub  we are not to \expndtw9 iderstand that he himself had any misgivings about \expndtw13 s strength, or reluctance to embark upon further}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li182\fi0\ri2246\sb406\sa0\sl-199\slmult0 \f2\fs20\i{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw7\f2\cchs0\lang1033\fs20 1\nosupersub Curtius, IX, 3, \i Ibid., \i0 p. 229. \super\expndtw6 2\nosupersub Cui:tius, IX, 2, \i Ibid., \i0 p. 226.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li194\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-199\slmult0\tx307 \f2\fs20\i{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex69\expndtw0\f2\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 3{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\i\charscalex87\expndtw1 Ibid.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li194\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-199\slmult0\tx307 \f2\fs20\i{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex87\expndtw0\f2\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 4{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\i\expndtw2 Ancient India as described in Classical "Literature^ \i0 p. 201.}\par }